When I think of retirement, I automatically presume that I will be going on holiday at least 6 times a year. I picture myself lying on a beach in some far flung place. I'll be reading a book and drinking cocktails. My children will be happily grown up and I will be stress free. This is what I am hoping to do anyway. Ideally, I would like to retire when I am 55. The sooner, the better in my opinion.
Just lately, hubby and I have re-mortgaged to a better deal and re-sorted our life insurance policies out. We have managed to free up a bit of extra cash from the re-mortgage and have been chatting about the best way to save for our retirement.
When mumsnet got in touch to ask me to review the Skipton - Retire Savvy website. I thought that the timing couldn't have been better for us and headed over to check it out.
The website is styled in a black and white theme which is easy on the eye. The menu bar at the top is easy to navigate as you can choose between 'approaching retirement' and 'already retired' as your options. There is also a really useful forum which I am sure will become a fantastic source of information as more people use the site.
Skipton's vision for their Retire Savvy website is:
Bringing you insights, information and inspiration, it's a place where you can discover what you need to demystify retirement, as well as making connections with other like-minded individuals on a similar journey.
I don't know about you, but I often find that the terms used in pension lingo can be confusing. There is an excellent 'Jargon Busting' section which is set out in alphabetical order. It really explains everything for dummies like me.
The amount of information available to the user is fab. We managed to find out how much state pension we are due to receive and how to locate a missing pension which belongs to my husband.
It's all there on the one site. You nearly always have to go to different sites to source information and with this you don't.
Why not see for yourself just how useful Retiresavvy is by watching this Youtube video.
I was asked to review www.retiresavvy.skipton.co.uk by Skipton and the Mumsnet Bloggers Network. All views are my own. I was entered into a prize draw to win vouchers as a token of thanks for blogging.